Artemis 1: Boeing's Core Stage Development for the Space Launch System
Wednesday, May 10
Speaker: Jason Grow, Boeing

After its 1.4-million-mile mission beyond the Moon and back, the Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission arrived back at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Dec. 30.

Artemis I is the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first in a series of increasingly complex missions, Artemis I is an uncrewed flight test that will provide a foundation for human deep space exploration and demonstrate our commitment and capability to return humans to the Moon and extend beyond.

Jason Grow, Launch & Operations Chief Engineer for Boeing’s Space Launch System program, will discuss the core stage development journey of the Artemis 1 from system architecture to the full-duration hot fire during the IEST Awards and Membership Luncheon at ESTECH 2023.

About the Speaker

Jason Grow is the Launch & Operations Chief Engineer for Boeing’s Space Launch System program. He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has been with Boeing for 19 years and supported multiple programs including SLS Core Stage, Starliner, and X-51 Wave-Rider.

Jason embraced the Artemis mission statement from the beginning and enthusiastically supported the development of the SLS Core Stage from the early stages of system architecture through the final launch of Artemis 1 mission in Nov 2022. Jason has played many roles in support of the program including Technical Lead for a full-scale Liquid Oxygen System Development Test at Marshall Space Flight Center, Propulsion System Integration and Test Lead at Michoud Assembly Facility, and Propulsion Engineering Advisor for the Core Stage Hot Fire at Stennis Space Center.

 For the Artemis 1 Launch campaign, Jason worked across all of the Space Launch System Elements (Rocketdyne, Boosters, and Ground Systems) as Boeing’s Launch & Operations Chief Engineer. He continues that work today in preparation for Artemis 2 and beyond.